Unholy Trinity: Gun Violence Conference Registration Now Open
December 14, 2016
Bishops network hosts conference April 20-22; register now
Registration is now open for "Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence" a conference sponsored by Bishops United Against Gun Violence on April 20-22, 2017 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
The conference is open to everyone who is committed to exploring the intersection of racism, poverty and gun violence as people of faith. Registration will be capped at 250 people.
The conference will feature a "three-note" panel of African-American leaders offering perspectives on poverty, racism and gun violence. The panelists will be the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Susan D. Morgan Distinguished Professor of Religion at Goucher College and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral; the Rev. Julian DeShazier, senior minister of University Church in Chicago and a hip-hop artist who performs as J.Kwest; and Natalie Moore, a reporter for WBEZ and author of "The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation." The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, will serve as moderator.
The event will also include contextual Bible study led by Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango, dean of students and George E. and Iris Battle Professor of Old Testament and Languages at Hood Theological Seminary, and workshops devoted to helping participants work with police, young people, legislators, the media, anti-violence advocacy groups and other constituencies to reduce gun violence.
A public liturgy will include a prayerful procession to neighborhoods affected by gun violence on Chicago's South Side and homilies by members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence and the Rev. Michael Pfleger of the Faith Community of St. Sabina.